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n. pl. del·is Informal
A delicatessen.
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n, pl delis
(Commerce) an informal word for delicatessen
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(ˈdɛl i)

n., pl. del•is (ˈdɛl iz)
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Noun1.deli - a shop selling ready-to-eat food productsdeli - a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
charcuterie - a delicatessen that specializes in meats
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
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طَعام مُعَلَّب، مُقَبِّل
delikatešu veikals


[ˈdɛli] népicerie f fine
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(ˈdeli) noun
a delicatessen.
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(Total deli/ dairy is composed of both fixed-weight or UPC and random-weight refrigerated cheese and is based on IRI's proprietary Dairy Industry Cheese Hierarchy.) The deli case contributes about 31% dollar share to total dairy/deli cheese.
Paige was 15 when she was stabbed more than 140 times by John Leathem at the deli he owned in Clydebank, near Glasgow, on March 19, 2016.
The Chicago Tribune hailed Steingold's as "the deli of the future" in a rave review.
Launched in 2014, The Naked Deli offers diners a health-conscious and clean-eating dining experience and provides a range of gluten and dairy-free, vegan and paleo dishes.
Lightlife Deli Slices are moist and crumbly, perfect for your next sandwich!
Together, they opened Olde-Tyme Deli in Jackson's Highland Village Shopping Center in August 1961.
Deli prepared foods accounts for 59.5 percent of total deli department sales and continues to drive deli department growth.
Eating deli food was, as Merwin says, "a secular rather than a religious way of being Jewish" (6).
In another sense, as Eater put it, the closing marks the end of an arduous period for the deli.
And now proprietor Agostino Benassi plans to open Little Italy Italian Deli, on a site left vacant by Greggs.
It's not just sales, but profits, too, that appear to be on the rise in supermarket deli sections.